Archive | May, 2012

How to create a Dutch House Synth in Ableton

May 31, 2012

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In today’s article we’ll take a look at how to create a quirky Dutch House synth for your next club banger!  We’ll be working out of Ableton’s Operator, which is a powerful soft synth capable of producing many quality sounds. Have a listen to the sound we’ll recreate: dutch_house_finale

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How to use Automation to Create Space for your Kick Drum

May 24, 2012

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Creating a harmonious kick-to-bass relationship is often the hardest thing to get right in a mix.  This has a lot to do with both parts commonly sharing a lot of the same frequencies.  Without some TLC, the typical end result is either a bass that drowns out your kick, or extreme spikes in volume where […]

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How to Create a Nintendo Coin Drop in Massive

May 22, 2012

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The Nintendo coin drop (as we like to call it) is an iconic gaming sound.  Recently, these type of classic, arcade-ish sounds have become a cool way to spice up your electronic productions.  Go on YouTube and search the phrase Nintendo remix – you’ll see exactly what we mean.

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How to Create a Skrillex Snare

May 13, 2012

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The ‘Dubstep snare’ is a punchy, over processed sound that really hits you in the chest.  Big time artists like Skrillex and Koan (amongst others) use this type of snare sound all the time.  There are many of ways of creating it, but we’ll take a simplified approach that will get us in the ball […]

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How to Make a High Pitched Wobble Synth

May 10, 2012

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Need a dirty high-pitched wobble for your next Electronic smash?  We’ve got you covered.  Today’s article will walk you through a step-by-step process for creating this type sound in NI’s Massive. Take a listen to the audio example we’ll recreate: hi_pitch_wobble_4 This sort of high-pitch wobble is becoming very popular in Complextro and Dubstep music.  […]

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How to Create an Electro Bass in NI Massive

May 4, 2012

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Today we’ll jump right into creating a tasty Electro bass for your next banger.  We’ll use Native Instruments Massive, but essentially you can create this sound with many different FM synth engines.

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How to Share an Ableton Live Session

May 1, 2012

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With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, we now have access to more resources than ever before.  The Internet has provided a medium for connecting the world, and in doing so, it has changed so many things about the way we create and produce music.

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